Tuesday, 7 December 2010
'Starting out as a new YA book blogger is a ton of fun. You meet a bunch of new people who all share in your passion for YA books, you become a part of a friendly community, and you're continually exposed to wonderful new books.
But sometimes things can be a little discouraging when you're just starting out. You look at your blog and then look at some of the awesome established bloggers out there and wonder if you'll ever make the grade. '
She is inviting new and established bloggers to answer a set of questions about the blogging experience to others. Even though I still feel like a very new blogger having only been blogging since the summer I decided to choose to answer the 'established blogger's questions.'
When did you start your blog?
I first created my blog in March last year but I didn't do anything with it until the end of May when I first posted however I only got into the swing of things and got involved with the book blogging community until July/August.
Why did you start your blog?
The reason I first got involved in blogging was because I wanted a place to practise writing news style writing as I want to become a journalist but once I discovered a few book blogs whilst searching on the net for book reviews, I decided that as I love reading and discussing blogging would be a lot more fun. It is!
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
For me, the biggest challenge has been fitting blogging around my school work because school is becoming more important as I start some of my exams two years early. At first, I was a little overwhelmed by how much other bloggers posted and how fast they must read to review so often but I soon learned that it is my doesn't matter how often I post or if I don't post a review for a while because it is my blog. Everything is so exciting and posting, visiting, commenting and playing around with your layout can become a bit of an obsession. and take over your life.
I found it helpful to remember that everyone else is in the same boat and know that life can sometimes just become too bust and blogging gets pushed into the background for a while. Keeping a balance with life is important for new bloggers to consider.
What do you find most discouraging about being a new blogger?
What do you find most encouraging?
Book blogging has been such a fun and positive experience for me so far and the biggest reason for this is that the community are so welcoming and kind. You are accepted regardless of age, where you come from or favourite genres ect. and there is a wonderful sense of belonging. Everyone is so willing to give advice if you ever feel you need any advice and this event is a brilliant example of that!
What do you like best about the blogs you read? Have you tried to replicate this in your blog?
What do you dislike about blogs you’ve read? Do you try to avoid this?
Do you have any advice for new bloggers?